Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   General Rifle Discussion (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/)
-   -   ID Assist please (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/id-assist-please-11134/)

PBDave 02-21-2009 03:35 AM

ID Assist please
 
3 Attachment(s)
Good day, I am looking at a friends Rifle and am haveing difficulty finding information about it, from images I've seen online it looks like a Lee Enfield MKII or MKIV but there are a few markings on it I can't seem to ID, instead of a crown ot other symbol it had a bear and a few other symbols are on it I'm not certain about as well, below are posted some of the pics I took

Any assistance would be appreciated

Thank you

dragunovsks 02-21-2009 03:53 AM

Show us a pic of the whole rifle, might be easier to start with a general idea of what rifle it is.

notdku 02-21-2009 05:55 AM

What caliber is it?

Gene L 02-21-2009 03:11 PM

I've seen that mark before, I think it's a tiger, not a bear. My guess would be Nepal, think I saw it on a Martini-Henry from Nepal. Just can't quite remember. It's obviously from a country that doesn't use our style alphabet.

Is it on a SMLE, or perhaps an older LE?

4jeepers 02-26-2009 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gene L (Post 73657)
I've seen that mark before, I think it's a tiger, not a bear. My guess would be Nepal, think I saw it on a Martini-Henry from Nepal. Just can't quite remember. It's obviously from a country that doesn't use our style alphabet.

Is it on a SMLE, or perhaps an older LE?

:) It sure looks like far eastern script of some type! IE Indian or Pakastani! :D

Gene L 02-26-2009 05:34 PM

Looks like Thailand, formerly known as Siam. I knew I'd seen that mark somewhere; here's an identical one on a bayonet. Plus the lettering.Bayonets: An Illustrated History - Google Book Search

orangello 02-26-2009 06:56 PM

N00B post: That tiger reminds me of those SriLankan peeps, the Tamil Tigers & that squiggly writing looks a lot like the stuff at the top of this Wikipedia article about them: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Perhaps? If it is on some kind of musket, i'm waaaay off.


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:21 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.